Lanzarote Wine Run 2017

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If you are here for MALAVASÍA VOLCÁNICA WEEKEND – MUSIC & WINE – JUNE 10TH, then why not extend the trip and join us as we participate in the 2017 LANZAROTE WINE RUN, or just come for this event alone, it is a corker!

From serious athletes who like running distance races through staggering landscape, to wine connoisseurs who wish to experience every bodega and simply stagger home after, this event provides every option. There is also a great tapas fair and lots of fun things to do for kids.

The run is a tough 22km course through the wine region of Lanzarote, with wine & water aid stations along the way.

The walk covers approximately 13km of the same route, once the runners have passed through, and is a leisurely stroll through the countryside, tasting our local wines as you go.

There’s a gastronomy event combined with the race, making this a fun weekend to be staying in Lanzarote. The run is normally held on the Sunday morning, so race day is the 18th June.

Take a look at the promo video below from 2016.

 

The Lanzarote Wine Run takes places in the region of La Geria, protected natural space since 1994 that covers five of the seven municipalities of the island: San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Yaiza and Tinajo.

Using the cultivation system of sanding, vineyards are cultivated in Lanzarote since mid- 18th Century. The great volcanic eruption that ocurred between 1730 and 1736 submerged the best growing lands of the island under lava, slag and ash. This fact changed the cultivation of vines in excavated holes in cone shape that Project the plant from the wind building a short wall of stones around it. These holes have around 3m of diameter per 2,5m depth to get to fertile land, where the vine is planted. The volcanic land absorbs and conserves humidity, allowing then good absorption of rainwater and making difficult its evaporation.

In other spots of the World, there are also vineyards on volcanic land, but Lanzarote’s plantation is unique in the whole World. La Geria has become a singular rural space of great beauty, where vine- growing tradition has been consolidated and has stayed inalterable, becoming an example of the inventivenees and hard work of the peolple from Lanzarote to optimise their natural resources.

 

 

You can find all the info and inscriptions at the official 2017 Lanzarote Wine Run WEBSITE.

If you wish to stay with us and get involved in one of the islands nicest weekends then we will also organise your transport to / from the event. Get in touch and we will organise it for you!